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Send Us Your Story of a Great Dad Hero!

Last year around this time, we asked you for the lowdown on a few remarkable dads and created a contest we call “Dad Heroes.” We received dozens of nominations from all over L.A., praising the virtues of stay-at-home dads, dads who worked all day but still found time to chair their school’s PTA, dads who soldiered on despite life-threatening illness, dads who cooked, cleaned, helped with homework, … Read Article

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Conference Showcases Neurodevelopmental Treatment Models For Special Needs

Parents can learn new ways to support children with neurodevelopmental differences at “The Power and Promise of Neurodevelopmental Approaches” March 13-15. The conference is hosted by the Profectum Foundation, a group of parents and practitioners dedicated to training and research. “Our hope is to bring world-class researchers to the conference and show parents and professionals how to better … Read Article

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UCLA Researchers Hope to Make Earlier Autism Detection Possible

Early detection is the key to helping children on the autism spectrum realize their full potential. Experts tend to agree that autism can be reliably diagnosed at age 3, when symptoms are present. Infants’ behavior is much more limited, making earlier detection a challenge, but researchers at UCLA are hoping to learn enough to change that. By studying behavior along with brain differences that … Read Article

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Give A Book, Take A Book: The Joy of a Neighborhood Small Library

On my neighborhood strolls through my city, I’ve noticed little libraries are popping up everywhere. Some are “official” Little Free Library (www.littlefreelibrary.org) versions while others are just good neighbors with a zeal for books and a box or an extra bookshelf to spare. It’s all about give and take. The premise is neighbors will give a book they are finished reading to the “library” and … Read Article